Gratitude

By |2018-03-02T16:43:34-06:00November 21st, 2012|

At the bank drive up window yesterday, after deposit is made, the teller cheerfully tells me, "Have a Happy Thanksgiving!" I smile, return her greeting. And think: it's funny how saying "Merry Christmas" has become [...]

Always Trust Your Story

By |2018-03-02T16:45:00-06:00October 16th, 2012|

“When you find tears in your eyes, especially unexpected tears, it is well to pay the closest attention.” ----Frederick Beuchner Plowing through Facebook updates, I scroll quickly past political diatribe, cat meme, prayer requests from [...]

How to find a new perspective

By |2018-03-02T18:56:28-06:00August 25th, 2012|

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." So said Edgar Degas, French Impressionist (who preferred the label "realist"). My daughter is a photographer, and can't understand why people label her [...]

Win free books!

By |2018-03-02T18:58:48-06:00January 10th, 2012|

One of the gifts God plunked in my lap about one year ago was a chance to be a part of the team at C. Grant & Co. Marketing. We do all sorts of creative [...]

The Gift of Christmas Present

By |2018-03-02T18:59:04-06:00December 15th, 2011|

Twice in the last two weeks, I've had the privilege of speaking in local churches, sharing my thoughts on The Gift of Christmas Present. So often, we are so busy and distracted, we cannot catch [...]

Life in a dead branch

By |2018-03-02T19:01:25-06:00October 25th, 2010|

My neighbor’s weeping willow slouches, with ominous melancholy, toward our back fence. Its branches do just that—weep—onto our yard: twigs and small slender tear-shaped leaves. It invades the airspace of my backyard, and has, on [...]

An outdoor soul

By |2018-03-02T19:06:42-06:00July 14th, 2008|

My family and I just returned from a vacation in Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. Five days spent hiking, seeing wildlife and just driving through some amazing scenery reminded me just how [...]

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